A deaf six-year-old boy was left horrified after learning the reason people were staring at him in the classroom.
His teacher, Anna Trupiano, who works at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School in Washington DC, revealed the sweet anecdote in a post on Facebook.
Anna wrote: “Today in first grade one of my deaf students farted loudly in class and other students turned to look at them.
“The following is a snippet of a 15-minute conversation that happened entirely in American Sign Language among the group of deaf students and I.”
The young boy asked why other pupils were looking at him, so his teacher replied: “Because they heard you fart”.
The teacher explained how the boy was horrified when he realised people could hear him breaking wind.
“Whhhhat do you mean?” he replied, to which his teacher responded: “Hearing peolpe can hear farts”.
Another deaf child joined in, also horrified by the revelation, saying: “Wait, they can hear all farts?!?!?!” and a third asked how you’re supposed to know which ones people can hear and which they can’t.
This led to their teacher having to explain: “You know how sometimes you can feel your butt move when you fart?
“A lot of those they can hear. But if your butt doesn’t move it’s more likely they didn’t hear it.”
Upset about this new information, the boy then shouted: “TELL THEM TO STOP LISTENING TO MY FARTS! THAT IS NOT NICE!”
Anna added to her FB post to encourage people to learn sign language, ” I would love to see a world where my students can learn about anything from anyone they interact with during their day. Whether that means learning about the solar system, the candy options at a store, or even farts it would be so great for them to have that language access anywhere they go. You cannot imagine what an impact it makes, and now is a great time to start learning!”
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